OXCGN @ EB Games Expo 2013
The Nintendo Booth @ EB Games Espo
by Yvan Zivkovic
©2013 Yvan Zivkovic
Looking at some of the bigger booths this year, starting with Nintendo. The first thing you would have noticed if you were there, is that the booth is much smaller than last years. Admittedly they were on the edge of releasing a new console to the market, the Wii U.
This time, it was mostly about that games, first party games, to be exact. The only real presence of a non-Nintendo game was the 3DS version of Sonic Lost World.
Nintendo definitely played it down with their booth this year, but they seemed to make it a little more as of late, with their lack of presence to Tokyo Game Show for several years, missing out on gameson in 2012, and not even having a presentation for E3 2013, Nintendo are making it clear that they are less interested in game shows and putting more of a focus on Nintendo Direct.
A bit of it might have to do with certain Australian retailers playing down Nintendo’s presence on their shelves, clearly out existing Nintendo stock. EB themselves prioritising unreleased consoles like the Xbox One and the PS4 before a currently released console like the Wii U.
Regardless, Nintendo were right at the entrance of EB Expo 2013, and here’s a run down of what was available to play:
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